Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being unsettled, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being unsettled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being unsettled

Etymologies

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unsettled +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I don't think how the press usually handles the unsettledness is optimal, or demonstrates any understanding of the subject, but it's just as bad with unsettled questions in other disciplines (consider climatology).

    Economists: The World's Got a Problem With Us, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The revolution now taking place in both the mental and bodily processes results hi a lack of stability -- an "unsettledness" that manifests itself in restlessness, nervousness, self-consciousness or morbidness, taking perhaps the form of a persistent melancholia or desire to be alone.

    Stammering, Its Cause and Cure

  • What troubles Chris, who lives in Arlington, Va., about his unmarried state is the "persistent feeling of unsettledness that leaves so many personal triumphs and tragedies -- and the overall arc of my life -- doggedly incomplete."

    When Marriages Are Eternal, Mormon Singles Struggle

  • What troubles Chris, who lives in Arlington, Va., about his unmarried state is the "persistent feeling of unsettledness that leaves so many personal triumphs and tragedies -- and the overall arc of my life -- doggedly incomplete."

    When Marriages Are Eternal, Mormon Singles Struggle

  • As with works like "The Arabian Nights," she says, "my impulse always is to really trust the quirkiness and unsettledness and oddness of the original text."

    An acclaimed director leaps into the musical world with 'Candide'

  • As a travelogue the book in its largest dimension is essentially a meditation on American violence and unsettledness, a chronicle of the run-up to war in Iraq and a study on sorrow, but it is also the story of a family falling apart.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • But when you feel there's an unsettledness and an unrest going on in a community, that gratefulness is not there.

    Miami Shootings Stoke Racial Tensions

  • As a travelogue the book in its largest dimension is essentially a meditation on American violence and unsettledness, a chronicle of the run-up to war in Iraq and a study on sorrow, but it is also the story of a family falling apart.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • As a travelogue the book in its largest dimension is essentially a meditation on American violence and unsettledness, a chronicle of the run-up to war in Iraq and a study on sorrow, but it is also the story of a family falling apart.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • There is something about the unsettledness of Detroit that forces its inhabitants to confront it.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

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